#1 Installed bad firmware, how to fix?

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2004-08-30
2001-05-26
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I, being the idiot I am, decided to alter the firmware
for a 352 card, so that it wouldn't default to the
SSID of "tsunami" and then proceded to use airoflash
to flash the new firmware image to my card.
Unfortunately, this little attempt failed miserably,
and I am left with a card that no longer functions. I
have tried to reflash with airoflash and also with the
windows ACU software, but airoflash gives a few
errors, and since windows won't even recognize the
card, the windows ACU is not able to flash the card
with working firmware either.

Does anyone have a possible solution for this, or
another version of airoflash that would be capable of
flashing the firmware, even when the airo module isn't
able to communicate properly with the card?

Discussion

  • Javier Achirica

    Javier Achirica - 2001-05-27

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    While developing the airoflash utility I had the same
    problem, and the only
    solution I got was to exchange the card for a new one.
    Sorry.

     
  • Jim Veneskey

    Jim Veneskey - 2001-05-31

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    I recommend going here:
    http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/aironet-utils-dos

    And getting the flash utility for msdos.
    Then, put it on a bootable msdos floppy along with a recent
    firmware
    image, and then boot your linux box off the floppy and
    reflash it.

    This should work unless there is a hardware problem with the
    radio
    or the bootblock is trashed, but I have never heard of
    anyone outside
    of aironet managing to alter their bootblock.

    msdos allows a much lower level access to the radio and it
    should
    fix the problem for you.

    Altering firmware, is of course, not recommended.

     
  • Evan Paul Fletcher

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    Yes, the DOS utils work. Thank you so very much!! You
    just saved me $150. Thank you again.

    Evan

     
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